- Fellaini will miss Man Utd's trip to Anfield to face their biggest rival Liverpool
- It is a big blow for Jose Mourinho who already has Paul Pogba injured
- The United midfielder sustained the injury on international duty with Belgium
Manchester United have been dealt a massive blow as their in-form midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out of their big game at the weekend against Liverpool.
The lanky Belgian has been ruled out of the game on Saturday, October 14, due to a strained medial knee ligaments and it is expected he will need a number of weeks to recover.
José Mourinho, United’s manager, is already without Paul Pogba, who has a serious hamstring problem. In the Frenchman’s absence Fellaini has partnered Nemanja Matic in the United midfield ahead of Ander Herrera, who was first-choice last season.
The former Everton man suffered the injury in Belgium's 4-3 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Sarajevo. Fellaini limped off after 29 minutes after hurting his left knee in an awkward fall.
Fellaini's involvement in the game might frustrate the United gaffer because Belgium had already qualified for Next Summer's World Cup in Russia so the game was inconsequential.
Pogba and Fellaini’s absence will mean Mourinho has to rely on Matic and Herrera. The trip to Anfield is the first match of an hectic October. United have six games including playing Benfica in Lisbon in their third Champions League group match four days after facing Jürgen Klopp’s team.
Fellaini has scored four goals in all competitions for the club in a resurgent run of form this season, prompting speculation he will be offered a two-year extension to his contract, which expires in 2018.
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